Dolphin Seafaris Tauranga

Bay of Plenty, Tauranga
Daily Nov to May.

Get up close to wild dolphins in their natural habitat during a 5-hour dolphin cruise from Tauranga

You can watch from the boat or interact with these playful marine mammals as you swim and snorkel alongside them in the water. Hear informative live commentary and enjoy hot drinks and muffins on board. Tour operates during summer months from November to May. The interaction is as unobtrusive as possible and they do not want to alter their behaviour. What a magical experience.



For more info visit:

Dolphin Seafaris Tauranga


Tauranga Bridge Marina
Berth D1
101 Te Awanui Drive


0800 326 8747



You must be fit and healthy, both mentally and physically to take part in the swimming portion. Swimming involves contact with cold water (average temperature in the Bay of Plenty during the summer is 22C) which can trigger certain conditions and cause heightened stress. It is your personal responsibility to inform the crew or the skipper of any medical conditions. Due to the layout and access to the vessel, if you are unable to walk onto the boat without aid, then unfortunately they are not able to take you on tour. However, if you have limited mobility and arrange for your own assistance to accompany you on and off the vessel, you are more than welcome to join. Contact if you have any questions concerning limited mobility or wheelchair access.


Arrive at 8.30am for the Dolphin Encounter which will depart at 9am promptly. The traffic can be heavy in Tauranga during the summer months, please make sure you plan accordingly.


There is plenty of free all day parking at Tauranga Bridge Marina.

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